EU wants to put a price on water

Written by  //  July 20, 2007  //  Environment & Energy, Europe & EU, Public Policy, Water  //  1 Comment


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How much is a drop of water worth? That was the question posed yesterday by the European Union’s environment chief as part of his plans to put a price on the liquid, which he said was becoming a scarce commodity.

As part of his strategy paper to prepare for possible droughts across the 27-nation bloc caused by climate change, EU environment commissionerStavros Dimas wants water to be treated the same as energy resources such as oil, gas and electricity.

Dimas said he wanted to “move the EU toward a water-efficient and water-saving economy” by invoking a “user pays” principle by 2010. More

One Comment on "EU wants to put a price on water"

  1. Diana Thébaud Nicholson July 20, 2007 at 9:12 am ·

    The recommendation of the EU Environment Commissioner is one that has been espoused for several years by Wednesday Night’s Gerald Ratzer and Peter Trent.

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